|By Byron York; Byron York, Chief Political Correspondent|
Across the country in
Cadigan ended up in
Here is what happened. Cadigan now has a small law firm with five employees. On
"I signed us up, and we were able to save my firm
Meanwhile, the administration was coming under heavy criticism for the failure of the national Obamacare exchange, healthcare.gov. Democrats were eager to find success stories they could publicize. In late October, House Minority Leader
"Then I got a call from the Small Business Majority," said Cadigan. "They asked if they could use my story. I said sure ... and they called me last week and said, 'Can you come out and be at this event?' "
"This event" turned out to be a program with the president himself, in the
Cadigan said he did not know the 18 other people invited to stand with the president at the event. There were some doctors from
Just what are their stories? The
So what is the Small Business Majority? Founded in 2004 by a
Small Business Majority has no membership -- if it did,
Mandelbaum concluded that the Small Business Majority is "nonpartisan only in the most technical sense, in that it is not formally allied with any party. Informally, however, it is allied with the
In recent weeks, the group has spoken out on other issues from a decidedly partisan perspective; Arensmeyer said recently, for example, that Senate Majority Leader
*An earlier version of this article said Cadigan had also made a small contribution to MoveOn. He did not.
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